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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is almost here! Whether you are a mom for the first time this year, celebrating your mother or spending time with your children, Mother’s Day is always full of family fun. It’s a great time to pause and say thank you to those who raised us; we all have a lot to thank… View more

Winter on the Farm

Winter on the Farm

The first days of 2017 are upon us! Snow and cold blanket Lavender Hill Farm, and our plants have settled in for their much needed winter rest. Hard to believe our first year as new owners is coming to a close. LHF is well prepared for winter. All of the plants have been trimmed in… View more

Our Abundant Harvest

Our Abundant Harvest

Our first harvest was remarkable! Our lavender plants loved the very hot, dry summer that Northern Michigan experienced. Earlier than usual, our plants were in glorious ripe bloom and we got to work hand harvesting our plots. The first to be ready was a culinary cultivar “Melissa”. This pale pink almost white lavender which is… View more

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Photography by Bill and Winnie Johnston  Quiet Shutter Photography Nature has a way of surprising us consistently, this July is no exception. We had expected some of our earlier blooming lavender like Violet Intrigue, Munstead, and Hidcote to be ready for harvesting around the middle of the month. Our Violet Intrigue from our Bernice field was… View more

Spring at Lavender Hill Farm

Spring at Lavender Hill Farm

It finally looks like Spring has sprung in Michigan, and growth is everywhere! With just a few weeks left before we open on May 20 for our premier season as new owners of Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City, we want to give visitors a look at the exciting changes happening on the farm.   We… View more

Our Favorite New Products

Our Favorite New Products

While you are here, be sure to stop by the newly remodeled gift shop to check out the many new Lavender Hill Farm products! Our products are also available online. Delicious lavender ice cream and lavender chocolate truffles, beautiful lavender candles, baby gifts, gift baskets, new spa products, books, jewelry and pet products will WOW… View more

Lavender Scottish Shortbread

Lavender Scottish Shortbread

Try this lavender twist on this traditional buttery treat. Ingredients: ½ pound butter ½ cup sugar 2 ½ cups sifted flour 2 tablespoons rice flour 1 tablespoon ground lavender Preheat oven to 325⁰ F. Preparation Beat butter until creamy. Add 2 tablespoons sugar at a time, beating all the while. Add sifted flour ½ cup… View more

Melinda Lee’s Lavender Lemonade

Melinda Lee’s Lavender Lemonade

Flavoring your lemonade with lavender is a great way to relax. Try out this recipe for Melinda Lee’s Lemonade, a delicious beverage with a beautiful color. Ingredients: ¼ cup fresh lavender blooms, stems removed before measuring (1 tbsp dried lavender equivalent) 1 cup sugar 5 cup water, divided 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice Makes 6-8… View more